Travel + Leisure: What to Do if an Airline Strike Cancels Your Flight Thankfully, I have yet to have a strike cause a cancellation of a flight IME. That said, I have had ATC strikes in Europe affect slots and traffic that has delayed flights crossing the Continent. There are also effects of security, baggage handlers, border agents etc. when they strike. I'm curious what others' experiences are with strike-related impact on air travel. Some suggestions from the article: - Look for airlines/countries less prone to labor disruptions...not sure how realistic this is...sometimes the strike is in a 3rd country that affects air travel. - Utilize airlines with partners to aid in getting re-routed if needed. - Consider travel insurance. - Stay on top of the situation as they can change quickly.